Obama Closing The Gap In Pennsylvania

Posted April 8, 2008 at 12:22pm

It looks more and more like Barack Obama is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money in Pennsylvania. A new Quinnipiac University poll, conducted April 3-6, shows Clinton ahead of Obama by only 50 percent to 44 percent, with a 2.7 percent margin of error. That compares to Clinton’s 9 point Margin in Quinnipiac’s April 2 survey. An American Research Group poll released yesterday had the two tied at 45 percent each, compared to ARG’s late March poll where Clinton led by 12 points.

A Rasmussen Reports poll released today has Clinton ahead 48 percent to 43 percent, with a 4 point margin of error. The poll was conducted April 7. However, where Quinnipiac is sniffing a possible upset, Rasmussen characterized its findings as showing “the race has stabilized for the moment.”

Clinton’s lead among women declined 4 points since the last poll and her advantage among white voters was down by 8 points. The economy is named the most important issue in the campaign by 52 percent of Pennsylvania Democrats and Clinton holds a slim 49 percent to 45 percent margin among them. Twenty-two percent of voters named Iraq, and Obama leads among them 51 percent to 44 percent.